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Offline Ashraf

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170 1952 Dashboard color
« on: November 12, 2012, 05:16:18 AM »
Hi

What suppose to be the dash color for 1952 MB 170? also what about the cowl and surround area, also the inside trunk colors?

I am attached here pictures for my car restoration

Ashraf

Offline John Ellis

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Re: 170 1952 Dashboard color
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 03:44:15 PM »
I looked at a number of pictures and in most all cases the dash was painted a very dark brown for the 170S sedans.  There were some pictures that were matched to the body color, but it appeared that these were repainted cars and not original factory paint.

Harder to tell about the engine bays, but it appears that in most cases the entire engine bay was black.  This would include the side removable side panels.  Again there were examples of the engine bay painted the body color but these also appeared to be repainted cars and not original factory finish.

Hopefully others in the group will add their opinion.
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Offline Scott Montoney

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Re: 170 1952 Dashboard color
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 04:15:20 PM »
I can only confirm that the original dash color of my '52 220 was a dark brown as John mentioned.  Some called it "Tobacco Brown".
The original exterior color was gray.

I just found the jar of leftover paint that was used when my dash was repainted four years ago.  It has a hand written lable " MB423 Tobacco Brown" and "Glasurit 22".

I have no idea if this is correct for your 170.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2012, 04:21:39 PM by Scott Montoney »
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Offline Henry Magno

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Re: 170 1952 Dashboard color
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 12:31:48 PM »
Tobacco brown is what I use for dashboards. If it's not the actual color they used it's extremely close. The cowl and engine bay parts on sedans and Cabrio B were painted body color except maybe the lower inner fender panels. On the Cab A the cowl was painted black, but the other parts, still body color. The trunk was a semi-gloss black.

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Re: 170 1952 Dashboard color
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 04:10:30 PM »
Thanks all for your help, one more question the previous owner canceled the semaphores and it will be difficult for me to put it back as I see it will cost too much, what kind of side lamps I can use to be suitable for the car?

Ashraf

Offline Stephen Dietrich

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Re: 170 1952 Dashboard color
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 04:48:39 PM »
I know for mine they used VW bug lamps. I would guess late 60's. Stephen
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Re: 170 1952 Dashboard color
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 08:53:42 PM »
You could add turning lights like this owner.  See the small lights attached to the front and rear bumpers?  This would avoid drilling more holes in the body and changing the look.

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Re: 170 1952 Dashboard color
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 05:01:29 AM »
I think mine has been redone. There's a sticker with a color code on it. I'll try to make a picture of it this week (probaly saturday).


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